Damir Miholić, PhD

Assistant Professor
Head of Department of Motoric Disorders, Chronic Diseases and Art Therapies

Phone: +385 (0)1 245 7419
E-mail:
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Consultations: room 9
Scientific bibliography (IRB)


  • Creative Therapy II
  • Praktikum iz psihodrame
  • Exercises in Creative Therapy II
  • Motoric Disorders, Chronic Diseases, and Sophrology III
  • Psychosocial Oncology

2001 - Graduated from the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb

2011 - Graduated with MA degree from the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb, Title of the MA thesis: "Psychosocial Oncology, Art/Expressive Therapies and Sophrology as Complementary Approaches to the Analysis of Coping Mechanisms in the Child with Malignant Disease"


  • Application of creative and artistic media in education, rehabilitation, and therapy (notably drama and psychodrama)
  • Psychosocial oncology

  • 2010-2011 - Associate on the TEMPUS joint project "Education for Equal Opportunities at Croatian Universities - Edu-Quality", Head of Project: Prof. Lelia Kiš Glavaš, PhD
  • 2009-2010 - Associate on the project "Complementary Supportive Therapy and Life Potential Development", Head of Project: Prof. Miroslav Prstačić, PhD
  • 2007 - Associate on the project "Systematic Program of Psychosocial Assistance to Children Who Care for Parents with Disabilities", Head of Project: Prof. Miroslav Prstačić, PhD

  • Activities within the framework of cooperation with the Department of Hematology and Oncology of the Clinic for Children’s Diseases in Zagreb (realization of complementary supportive-therapeutic programmes)
  • Cooperation with the Croatian Association for Psychosocial Oncology and Croatian Association for Sophrology, Creative Therapies and Art/Expressive Therapies
  • Completed education in Psychodrama Therapies

Renata Pinjatela, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Motoric Disorders, Chronic Diseases and Art Therapies

Phone: +385 (0)1 245 7428
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Consultations: room 18
Scientific bibliography (IRB)


 


2001 - Graduated from the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb

2011 - Graduated with PhD degree from the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb
Title of the PhD dissertation: "Influences of Biopsychosocial Factors on Early Interaction between Mother and Child"


  • Early developmental re/habilitation and re/habilitation of persons with motoric and multiple developmental aberrations
  • Psychosocial oncology
  • Assistive and rehabilitational technology

  • 2011-2012 - associate on the project "Early Intervention in the Family of the Child with Neurorisk", Association for Aid to Persons with Mental Retardation Koprivnica, under sponsorship of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of the Republic of Croatia
  • 2007 -2009 - Associate on the project "Developmental Integrative Programmes of Early Interventions and Implementation of the Pilot Project of Early Intervention in the Family" (555-09/05-0002/2) under sponsorship of the Republic of Croatia, Head of Project: Assist. Prof. Ines Joković Oreb, PhD, scientific-research, associate
  • 2007 - Associate on the project "Programme of Systematic Psychosocial Aid for Children Who Care for Parents with Disabilities", Head of Project: Prof. Miroslav Prstačić, PhD

  • Associate of the Cabinet for Early Psychomotoric Stimulation of the ERF Rehabilitation Centre
  • 2008 - 2010 - Member of the Management Board of the Croatian Association of Defectologists
  • 2006 -2011 - Secretary and since 2012 editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Croatian Review of Rehabilitation Research

Ines Joković Oreb, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Motoric Disorders, Chronic Diseases and Art Therapies

Phone: +385 (0)1 245 7528
E-mail:
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Consultation: room 18
Scientific bibliography (IRB)


  • Introduction to Rehabilitation Methods for Persons with Motoric Disorders and Chronic Diseases
  • Early Developmental Rehabilitation
  • Exercises in Early Developmental Rehabilitation
  • Exercises in Rehabilitation Methods for Persons with CP and Multiple Difficulties
  • Methods of Educational and Occupational Therapy

1982 - Graduated from the joint study programme of the Faculty of Defectology and the Impairments (Pedagogy Sciences), University of Zagreb

1988 - Graduated with MA degree from the Faculty of Defectology, University of Zagreb

1996 - Graduated with PhD degree from the Faculty of Defectology, University of Zagreb


  • Early developmental rehabilitation/early intervention in childhood
  • Motoric disorders and chronic diseases

  • 2010 - Member of the advisory work group for the project "Early Intervention in the Community: Development of the Model of Mobile Expert Support Services to Families of Children with Difficulties in Development", joint project of the UNICEF Office for Croatia, City of Zagreb, and Daily Rehabilitation Centre of Children and Youth "Mali dom - Zagreb",
  • 2007-2009 - "Developmental Integrative Programmes of Early Interventions and Implementation of the Pilot Project of Early Intervention in the Family"(555-09/05-0002/2) under sponsorship of the Republic of Croatia (scientificresearch, project leader)

  • She is the Head of the Cabinet for Early Psychomotoric Stimulation of the ERF Rehabilitation Centre
  • She cooperates with the Croatian Association of Physical Invalids and various associations of parents of children with developmental difficulties (PUŽ, Oko, etc.)
  • Member of the Executive Council of the 'Montessori' Kindergarten in Zagreb
  • Member of the expert group for reviews of the projects by the Ministry of Family, Veterans’ Affairs, and Intergenerational Solidarity (Department of Persons with Disabilities)
  • Member of the expert task group for drafting the proposal of the Law on Personal Assistant
  • Member of the expert group for the implementation of expert monitoring in the activities of social welfare of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
  • Aassistant on the UNICEF project "The First Three Years are the Most Important"(2009)
  • Associate of: Croatian Society of Defectologists, Croatian Academy for Developmental Rehabilitation, European Academy of Childhood Disability, International Society on Early Intervention, Croatian Association for Early Childhood Intervention - HURID

Renata Martinec, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Motoric Disorders, Chronic Diseases and Art Therapies

Phone: +385 (0)1 245 7418
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Consultations: room 9
Scientific bibliography (IRB)


  • Motoric Disorders, Chronic Diseases, and Sophrology II & III
  • Exercises in Creative Therapy II
  • Introduction to Complementary Therapies
  • Psychosomatics and Methods of Clinical Evaluation I

1989 - Graduated from the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb

1993 - Graduated with MA degree from the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb 2008

2008 - Graduated with PhD degree from the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb
Title of the PhD dissertation: "Analysis of Contemporary Approaches to the Multidimensional Evaluation of the Body Image in Oncological Patients”


The specific area of scientific interest is focused on motoric disorders and chronic diseases; complementary supportive therapies; art-expressive therapies; application of movement and dance in therapy; psycho-oncology, etc.


  • "Programme of Systematic Psychosocial Support to Children Who Care for Parents with Disabilities" - (Head of Project: Prof. Miroslav Prstačić, PhD) - Ministry of Family, Veterans’ Affairs, and Intergenerational Solidarity of the Republic of Croatia. (2005 - 2009)
  • "Complementary Supportive Therapies and Development of Life Potentials" - (Head of Project: Prof. Miroslav Prstačić, PhD) - Ministry of Sciences, Education and Sport of the Republic of Croatia, (2008 - 2011)

  • Coordinator of the project "Programme of Systematic Psychosocial Support to Children Who Care for Parents with Disability"(2005-2009) - Ministry of Family, Veterans’ Affairs, and Intergenerational Solidarity of the Republic of Croatia.
  • Member of the expert group and the Commission for Evaluation and Selection of Projects of Associations Providing Support of Personal Assistants to Persons with Most Severe Type and Level of Disability at the Ministry of Family, Veterans’ Affairs, and Intergenerational Solidarity. She is a member of the Croatian Association for Psychosocial Oncology.
  • Secretary of the Croatian Association for Sophrology, Creative Therapies and Art/Expressive Therapies. She is leading the study programme of Rehabilitation at the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences of the University of Zagreb

Department of Motoric Disorders, Chronic Diseases and Art Therapies


The Department of Motoric Disorders, Chronic Disease and Art Therapies operates in the contemporary circumstances of the development of translational sciences of this millennium. This also applies on the development of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches dedicated to the study of anthropologic dimensions of motoric disorders, chronic diseases (psychosomatic, somatopsychic, psychosocial, etc.) and various forms of physical disability, as well as on the development of complementary preventive, educational, therapeutic, and rehabilitational procedures focused on discovering and supporting the life potentials and quality of human life. The contemporary development of the Department is also reflected in the development of undergraduate, graduate, specialist, and doctoral study programmes which provide acquisition of new professional competences and orientations.


The Department of Motoric Disorders, Chronic Disease and Art Therapies cooperates with many universities, clinical institutions, professional and scientific associations in Croatia and abroad:

  • European Institute of Research in Sophrology and Psychotherapy / Institut Europeen de Recherche en Sophrologie et Psychotherapie/ in Paris
  • Institute for Sophrology / Instituto International de Sofrologia Caycediana/ in Barcelona
  • International Cerebral Palsy Society
  • IDEA - International Drama/Theatre in Education Association
  • AAATE - Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe
  • World Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  • Special Hospital for Protection of Children with Neurodevelopmental and Motoric Difficulties
  • Centre for Education Goljak
  • Clinic for Children Diseases Zagreb
  • Clinic for Tumours Zagreb
  • Clinic for Rheumatology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Clinic for Psychiatry of the Clinical Hospital "Sisters of Mercy"
  • Clinical Hospital Dubrava
  • Centre for Education Dubrava
  • Special Hospital for Medical Rehabilitation Krapinske Toplice
  • Children’s Hospital Srebrnjak
  • Special Hospital for Chronic Diseases of Child Age Gornja Bistra, and others.